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Nominations Now Open For The 2023 On The Tools Awards

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On The Tools, the leading online platform for UK tradespeople, is thrilled to announce that nominations have officially opened for the prestigious On The Tools Awards, supported by headline sponsor Jewson. This much-anticipated event is dedicated to recognising the exceptional contributions of tradespeople who demonstrate unwavering dedication, skill, and innovation in the construction industry. The awards will be hosted by comedian Keith Farnan.

The On The Tools Awards have become a beacon of excellence within the trades community, celebrating those individuals who go above and beyond to shape the future of the industry. The awards will cover various categories, highlighting different trade specialties, ensuring that all tradespeople have the opportunity to be acknowledged for their outstanding achievements.

"We are excited to announce that nominations for the On The Tools Awards 2023 are now open. This event recognises the incredible efforts of tradespeople who are the backbone of the construction industry," said Lee Wilcox, CEO and co-founder of On The Tools. "Tradespeople work tirelessly to build our communities, and we want to celebrate their exceptional contributions and dedication.”

Jewson are headline sponsors for the 2023 awards. They are also sponsoring Bricklayer of the Year for the second year running since the awards relaunched after a hiatus during the pandemic. Gareth Drew, Marketing Director, Jewson says “We are delighted to be the headline sponsor of the 2023 On The Tools awards. It is a great opportunity to celebrate and recognise everyone in the sector who goes above and beyond and to shine a spotlight on the talented and skilled tradespeople we have in our industry. We can’t wait to see all the entries and look forward to celebrating with everyone on the night”.

Nominations for the awards are now open. Tradespeople, colleagues, employers, and clients are encouraged to submit nominations for individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their trade and made a significant impact on projects, clients, or their local communities. 

The categories for the Annual On The Tools Awards cover:

  • Apprentice Of The Year

  • Branch Manager Of The Year

  • Bricklayer Of The Year

  • Carpenter Of The Year

  • Electrician Of The Year

  • Groundworker Of The Year

  • Kitchen Fitter Of The Year

  • Landscaper Of The Year

  • Painter / Decorator Of The Year

  • Plasterer Of The Year

  • Plumber Of The Year

  • Roofer Of The Year

  • Site Manager Of The Year

  • Special Recognition Award

  • Tradesperson Of The Year

  • Workwear Brand Of The Year

  • Hand Tool Of The Year

  • Power Tool Of The Year

  • Training Initiative Of The Year

  • Community Hero

A new category has been included for the 2023 awards. The ‘Community Hero’ award, sponsored by CEF, will go to someone using their free time, expertise or resources to volunteer their services and better the community: whether that is demonstrating that they are a community leader, through selfless acts of giving back to others or supporting and up-skilling apprentices. The winning candidate will know and fight for the struggles of tradespeople, stay involved and go out of their way to benefit the community as a whole.

To nominate a tradesperson for an award, visit On The Tools and complete the nomination form. Nominations are open until Midnight on 30th September, and individuals can submit entries in multiple categories. More than one nomination can be submitted per tradesperson by friends, customers, colleagues etc too. 

The winners will be selected through a judging process that involves industry experts, leaders, former winners, plus representatives from On The Tools. They will be announced during an unforgettable awards ceremony, complete with a drinks reception, three course meal, live music and drinks into the night.

Sponsors and partners interested in supporting tradespeople at the awards can register interest via

For the latest updates and further details about the Annual On The Tools Awards, follow On The Tools on social media and visit

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10 August 2023

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